The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 721 796 759
Rank change year-on-year +75 -37  
Permanent jobs citing KVM 159 172 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 1.48% 1.34% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 135 158 134
Median salary £55,000 £52,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.76% +8.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £33,650
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  

KVM is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10772 12844 13659
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.35% 12.43% 12.30%
Number of salaries quoted 9079 10853 11204
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing KVM as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing KVM.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing KVM over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +75 148 £55,000 +4.76% 23
London +14 71 £62,500 +8.69% 8
South East +75 36 £42,500 +6.25% 2
East of England +36 24 £48,750 - 5
Cambridge - 23 £50,000 - 4
Cambridgeshire - 23 £50,000 - 4
Berkshire +30 13 £55,000 +32.53% 2
Surrey +56 8 £60,000 +50.00%
North West -19 8 £30,000 -33.33% 3
Slough - 8 £58,750 - 1
Manchester -14 7 £30,000 -33.33% 2
South West +24 6 £48,750 +21.87% 1
Oxfordshire +18 6 £30,764 -48.72%
City of London +10 6 £35,000 -30.00% 2
Oxford -2 6 £30,764 -48.72%
Crawley - 5 £37,500 -
West Sussex - 5 £37,500 -
Scotland +15 4 £55,000 +89.65%
Brighton +11 4 £33,000 -17.50%
Reading +9 4 £37,500 -7.97% 1
East Sussex +7 4 £33,000 -17.50%
Edinburgh - 4 £55,000 -
Guildford - 3 £43,500 -
Somerset - 3 £47,500 -
Yorkshire +11 2 £43,750 +2.94% 2
Bristol +6 2 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Belfast - 2 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £55,000 -
County Antrim - 2 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire +20 1 £50,000 +17.64%

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for KVM.

1 250 (88.65%) Linux
2 216 (76.60%) VMware
3 203 (71.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 128 (45.39%) Puppet
5 107 (37.94%) Python
5 107 (37.94%) Windows
6 103 (36.52%) Opscode Chef
7 101 (35.82%) Xen
8 96 (34.04%) Amazon AWS
9 89 (31.56%) Hyper-V
10 88 (31.21%) DevOps
11 87 (30.85%) Apache
12 84 (29.79%) MySQL
13 81 (28.72%) Java
14 80 (28.37%) Bash Shell
15 79 (28.01%) CentOS
16 77 (27.30%) Ansible
17 75 (26.60%) Cisco
17 75 (26.60%) Red Hat
18 68 (24.11%) Perl
19 64 (22.70%) SAN
20 62 (21.99%) DNS
21 60 (21.28%) NFS
21 60 (21.28%) TCP/IP
22 58 (20.57%) Finance
23 56 (19.86%) Firewall
24 52 (18.44%) Oracle
24 52 (18.44%) NAS
25 51 (18.09%) Ubuntu
25 51 (18.09%) C

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 87 (30.85%) Apache
2 49 (17.38%) IIS
3 43 (15.25%) nginx
3 43 (15.25%) Tomcat
4 41 (14.54%) OpenStack
5 36 (12.77%) Oracle Coherence
6 27 (9.57%) Elasticsearch
6 27 (9.57%) WebSphere
7 26 (9.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 20 (7.09%) DataSynapse
9 15 (5.32%) ColdFusion
10 10 (3.55%) MS Exchange
11 5 (1.77%) Jetty
12 4 (1.42%) Confluence
12 4 (1.42%) JBoss
12 4 (1.42%) Skype for Business
13 3 (1.06%) CMS
13 3 (1.06%) Drupal
13 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.71%) CloudStack
Applications
1 6 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.71%) Baselight
3 2 (0.71%) HipChat
3 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (7.09%) RMDS
2 4 (1.42%) Magento
3 2 (0.71%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 96 (34.04%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (7.80%) SaaS
4 20 (7.09%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (4.61%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (2.48%) Office 365
8 6 (2.13%) IaaS
9 5 (1.77%) Oracle CX
10 4 (1.42%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (1.06%) G Suite
11 3 (1.06%) Google App Engine
11 3 (1.06%) Google Compute Engine
11 3 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.71%) PaaS
13 1 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.35%) Datadog
13 1 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 64 (22.70%) SAN
2 62 (21.99%) DNS
3 60 (21.28%) TCP/IP
4 56 (19.86%) Firewall
5 52 (18.44%) NAS
6 49 (17.38%) LAN
6 49 (17.38%) WAN
7 47 (16.67%) iSCSI
8 46 (16.31%) HTTP
8 46 (16.31%) Multicast
9 42 (14.89%) Fibre Channel
10 36 (12.77%) FCoE
11 33 (11.70%) VPN
12 30 (10.64%) OpenFlow
13 29 (10.28%) 3G
13 29 (10.28%) 4G
13 29 (10.28%) GSM
14 23 (8.16%) DHCP
15 15 (5.32%) BGP
15 15 (5.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (29.79%) MySQL
2 38 (13.48%) Hadoop
3 31 (10.99%) HBase
4 26 (9.22%) SQL Server
5 24 (8.51%) Redis
6 18 (6.38%) Amazon RDS
6 18 (6.38%) NoSQL
7 15 (5.32%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (4.96%) MongoDB
9 12 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (3.90%) Big Data
10 11 (3.90%) OLAP
11 6 (2.13%) Data Mining
11 6 (2.13%) DB2
11 6 (2.13%) OLTP
11 6 (2.13%) Oracle OLAP
12 5 (1.77%) SQLite
12 5 (1.77%) TokuDB
13 4 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 48 (17.02%) Git (software)
1 48 (17.02%) Jenkins
2 27 (9.57%) Vagrant
3 17 (6.03%) Subversion
3 17 (6.03%) TeamCity
4 13 (4.61%) JIRA
5 6 (2.13%) Hudson
6 4 (1.42%) Selenium
7 3 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.06%) JMeter
7 3 (1.06%) JUnit
7 3 (1.06%) RSpec
8 2 (0.71%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.71%) GCC
8 2 (0.71%) Maven
8 2 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.71%) Trac
9 1 (0.35%) GitLab
9 1 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.35%) Robot Framework
General
1 58 (20.57%) Finance
2 50 (17.73%) Telecoms
3 23 (8.16%) Banking
4 15 (5.32%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.48%) Law
6 5 (1.77%) Back Office
6 5 (1.77%) Retail
7 4 (1.42%) Marketing
8 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.06%) Publishing
9 2 (0.71%) Electronics
10 1 (0.35%) Advertising
10 1 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 55 (19.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 52 (18.44%) Administrator
3 48 (17.02%) Systems Administrator
4 44 (15.60%) Linux Administrator
5 42 (14.89%) Architect
6 40 (14.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 39 (13.83%) Infrastructure Architect
8 38 (13.48%) Linux Engineer
9 31 (10.99%) Technical Architect
10 30 (10.64%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
10 30 (10.64%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
11 28 (9.93%) Systems Engineer
12 27 (9.57%) Developer
13 26 (9.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 23 (8.16%) C++ Developer
15 20 (7.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 19 (6.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 18 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
18 17 (6.03%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
18 17 (6.03%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (12.77%) LAMP
2 28 (9.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 28 (9.93%) Middleware
3 25 (8.87%) XML
4 24 (8.51%) HTML
5 20 (7.09%) Rendezvous
5 20 (7.09%) Ultra Messaging
5 20 (7.09%) XSLT
6 18 (6.38%) .NET
7 15 (5.32%) REST
8 13 (4.61%) Web Services
9 10 (3.55%) JSON
9 10 (3.55%) Kafka
9 10 (3.55%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (2.84%) LEMP Stack
10 8 (2.84%) Memcached
10 8 (2.84%) Sphinx
11 7 (2.48%) 802.1X
11 7 (2.48%) HornetQ
11 7 (2.48%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 46 (16.31%) Data Centre
2 29 (10.28%) Computer Science
3 16 (5.67%) Private Cloud
4 15 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (3.19%) Clustering
7 6 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.13%) Replication
8 5 (1.77%) Device Driver
8 5 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.77%) Life Science
9 4 (1.42%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.71%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.71%) Fintech
10 2 (0.71%) PKI
10 2 (0.71%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.35%) BBC
11 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.35%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 250 (88.65%) Linux
2 107 (37.94%) Windows
3 79 (28.01%) CentOS
4 51 (18.09%) Ubuntu
5 48 (17.02%) Solaris
6 43 (15.25%) Windows Server
7 41 (14.54%) Debian
8 36 (12.77%) Unix
9 34 (12.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (10.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (7.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (7.80%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (2.13%) AIX
12 6 (2.13%) FreeBSD
12 6 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (1.06%) Fedora
13 3 (1.06%) Windows 10
13 3 (1.06%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.71%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (31.21%) DevOps
2 51 (18.09%) Configuration Management
2 51 (18.09%) Performance Tuning
3 42 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (12.77%) Benchmarking
5 34 (12.06%) Open Source
6 31 (10.99%) Multithreading
7 27 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (9.57%) High Availability
8 26 (9.22%) Load Balancing
9 22 (7.80%) Translating Business Requirements
10 21 (7.45%) Software Engineering
11 20 (7.09%) Capacity Planning
11 20 (7.09%) ITIL
12 18 (6.38%) Mentoring
13 16 (5.67%) Change Management
14 14 (4.96%) Root Cause Analysis
14 14 (4.96%) Storage Virtualisation
15 13 (4.61%) Cybersecurity
15 13 (4.61%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 107 (37.94%) Python
2 81 (28.72%) Java
3 80 (28.37%) Bash Shell
4 68 (24.11%) Perl
5 51 (18.09%) C
5 51 (18.09%) C++
6 46 (16.31%) Ruby
6 46 (16.31%) SQL
7 34 (12.06%) PHP
8 31 (10.99%) JavaScript
8 31 (10.99%) PowerShell
9 19 (6.74%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.84%) C#
11 6 (2.13%) R
12 3 (1.06%) Tcl
13 2 (0.71%) AWK
13 2 (0.71%) C-shell
13 2 (0.71%) Korn
13 2 (0.71%) sed
13 2 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (11.35%) Degree
2 21 (7.45%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (6.03%) CCNA
4 14 (4.96%) RHCE
5 12 (4.26%) MCSE
5 12 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (3.55%) RHCA
6 10 (3.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (3.19%) SC Cleared
7 9 (3.19%) Security Cleared
8 7 (2.48%) CCNP
8 7 (2.48%) DV Cleared
8 7 (2.48%) RHCSA
9 6 (2.13%) VCP5
10 2 (0.71%) LPIC
11 1 (0.35%) CISSP
11 1 (0.35%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.35%) MCSA
11 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.84%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.77%) QA
4 3 (1.06%) DICOM
4 3 (1.06%) HL7
4 3 (1.06%) SLA
5 1 (0.35%) COBIT
5 1 (0.35%) GCP
5 1 (0.35%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 203 (71.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (35.82%) Xen
3 89 (31.56%) Hyper-V
4 60 (21.28%) NFS
5 39 (13.83%) Docker
6 36 (12.77%) Oracle RAC
6 36 (12.77%) SRDF
7 29 (10.28%) Active Directory
8 27 (9.57%) Varnish
9 20 (7.09%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (6.74%) vSphere
11 16 (5.67%) iptables
12 15 (5.32%) LXC
13 12 (4.26%) XenServer
14 11 (3.90%) vCloud
15 10 (3.55%) Samba
15 10 (3.55%) VirtualBox
16 7 (2.48%) Virtual Servers
17 6 (2.13%) XenApp
18 5 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 128 (45.39%) Puppet
2 103 (36.52%) Opscode Chef
3 77 (27.30%) Ansible
4 38 (13.48%) Nagios
5 14 (4.96%) Packer
6 11 (3.90%) Graphite
7 10 (3.55%) OpenNebula
8 9 (3.19%) Cobbler
8 9 (3.19%) WMI
9 8 (2.84%) CFEngine
9 8 (2.84%) Grafana
9 8 (2.84%) SCOM
10 7 (2.48%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (2.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 7 (2.48%) PowerCLI
10 7 (2.48%) SCVMM
10 7 (2.48%) WSUS
10 7 (2.48%) ZABBIX
11 6 (2.13%) Salt
11 6 (2.13%) SELinux
Vendors
1 216 (76.60%) VMware
2 75 (26.60%) Cisco
2 75 (26.60%) Red Hat
3 52 (18.44%) Oracle
4 47 (16.67%) NetApp
5 38 (13.48%) EMC
6 36 (12.77%) Intel
7 30 (10.64%) Sybase
8 28 (9.93%) IBM
8 28 (9.93%) Microsoft
9 26 (9.22%) Juniper
10 20 (7.09%) TIBCO
11 14 (4.96%) Citrix
11 14 (4.96%) Dell
12 11 (3.90%) Dell Compellent
12 11 (3.90%) EqualLogic
12 11 (3.90%) Palo Alto
13 10 (3.55%) Arista
14 9 (3.19%) Percona
15 8 (2.84%) Rackspace
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan
Noir Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + shares, bonus, pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £69000 per annum + Health care, Pension, Progression
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000 per annum + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent plus full benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + great beneifts
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Floow
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £95,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £65,000 to £100,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Rugby
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Sheffield
Affecto
Posted: 9 days ago
Central London
IQ Public Sector
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Childcare Vouchers, etc.
Posted: 20 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Propeller Communications
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum (inc £2000 annual bonus)
Posted: 25 days ago